Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza with Low Carb Alternative

Hi fellow foodies! I know it’s not Friday but is it too early for pizza? I hope not because this one is a winner! Are you trying to be healthy and control your carb intake? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered too! (This one is for Julie who is a super inspiration to anyone trying to watch their carbs)

Chicken Bacon Ranch. That makes me hungry just typing those words. I love that combination whether it’s on a sandwich, pasta, or chip. I just realized all of those are really carby. Shame on me!

I want to show you two ways to have this pizza: one with food processor homemade pizza dough and a second version that gives you a 3 grams of carbohydrates alternative. They are both delicious and satisfying. Try one today (or both. I’m not judging).

Ingredients:

For dough:

1 tablespoon fast rise yeast

1 teaspoon sugar

1 1/2 cups warm water (not too hot or you’ll kill your yeast)

1 teaspoon Kosher salt

3 cups all purpose flour

1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning

1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

2 tablespoons olive oil plus extra for pizzas

For pizza:

2/3 cup ranch dressing

2 cups cooked and shredded chicken

2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

1 cup fresh spinach

1 1/2 cups cooked and chopped bacon

Extra Parmesan cheese for topping the pizza

Low carb option:

Low carb tortillas

Directions:

For pizza dough:

1. Mix yeast, sugar, and water in a medium bowl. Allow to sit for 5 minutes.

2. In a food processor, add yeast mixture, salt, flour, Italian seasoning, and Parmesan cheese. Process on the shred/slice setting until a dough ball forms and ingredients are incorporated.

3. Remove dough and coat in oil. Place in a covered bowl and allow to rise for 1 1/2 hours in a warm place.

To create pizza:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Cut dough into 4 equal portions. Roll out the dough with a rolling pin and place on a baking sheet or pizza pan. You should have 4 personal 6 inch pizzas.

3. Brush on a light coat of olive oil on the pizza.

4. Top each pizza with 1/4 of the ingredients including ranch, chicken, mozzarella, spinach, bacon, and a bit of Parmesan.

5. Bake on the middle shelf for 15-20 minutes.

For low carb pizza:

1. Substitute low carb tortilla for pizza dough.

2. Brush on olive oil. Bake for 2-3 minutes.

3. Top each pizza with 1/4 of the ingredients including ranch, chicken, mozzarella, spinach, bacon, and a bit of Parmesan.

5. Bake on the middle shelf for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is slightly brownish around the edges. Enjoy!

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